I didn't sign up for Yuletide this year, even though I've long wanted to, because at the time nominations rolled around I was such a stressbunny that I couldn't even think properly what I would want to request, let alone write. But I've been enjoying the reading part (all the fun! none of the work! hee) immensely this year, probably aided by my family having scaled wayyy down on the Xmas activities. Yay!Something to Talk About: The Good Wife
, Cary/Dana, Cary/Kalinda. Dana isn't my favourite character on The Good Wife, but this was a great outsider POV on a lot of the regulars and had really good character voices.We Three Kings of Porridge and Stars, Cabin Pressure
. Obscure fandom among the obscure fandoms: Cabin Pressure
is a BBC radio show focusing on the adventures of a small airline company. It's one of my Favourite Things at the moment; people who've sat opposite me on the commuter train while I was listening to it probably thought they had a close encounter with a randomly giggling madwoman. (And that's not to mention the time I spewed water all over the exercise machine in the uni gym. Um.)
This story captures the tone and characters of the show and adds a side order of awww
, and I really enjoyed it. What This Means
. Short and sweet Bend It Like Beckham
story about Jess having inconvenient revelations, with a lovely Jules voice.A wind that passeth away and cometh not again
: a story for the other show nobody knows I'm watching, Homeland
. Highly spoilery for the entire first season, it's got great Brody and Carrie characterisation, and is a great exploration of what the inside of Brody's head might look like. (Hint: it's complicated.)In the City Hung with Stars. The Good Wife
AU, Kalinda/Alicia. It shouldn't work, a dystopian fantasyish AU to a show that's so deeply steeped in realism, but I would so
read more in that universe. It's short, but with some gorgeous images, and this Alicia is just... interesting.
I have another relatively slow, relaxing day coming up, and apart from catching up with hols (those three Akame-heavy days were busy busy busy
ones here and I'm woefully behind -- though I'm terribly tempted to make a 'I'm guessing the author just by their author's notes' post *g*) I only have to do some laundry, so if anyone wants to point me in the direction of more good Yuletide fic...